This year, sophomore students in ENG II have volunteered to read with elementary students. One day a week (either Fridays or Mondays) the sophomores show up to their assigned classrooms and either read to or listen to elementary students, . . .
At the December 12, 2018 West Central School Board Meeting, the graduation date for the Class of 2019 was set and approved. Graduation will be held on May 19, 2019 at 2:00 PM in the WCHS Gymnasium. Mark you calendars.
West Central High School Student Council wishes everyone a Happy Holiday Season!
The State Scholar Program recognizes students attending approved high schools for outstanding academic achievement. State scholar designation provides honorary recognition with no monetary award. Approximately the top ten percent of . . .
The High School Student Council sponsored an American Red Cross blood drive Friday, November 9, 2018. We had 36 students and community members come through to donate. The Red Cross collected 28 units of blood which can be used to help save . . .
On the morning of Monday, November 12, 2018, Mr. Bob Cravens of Gladstone led WCHS in the Pledge of Allegiance. Mr. Cravens served in the Air Force from 1967 -1971. During that time he served in Vietnam from . . .
Hot973 is making a stop at West Central on Friday, 9/14/2018. Hot973 will be broadcasting live at the football game from 5-7 pm. While they are at the football game, they will have games, prizes and . . .
The homecoming court who will reign over the 2018 “Decades of Disney” festivities include senior king candidates Bradon Annegers, Jensen Bowman, Luke Ditsworth and Jacob Keever. Queen candidates are Corinne . . .
The National Guard came on August 27 to the WCHS Physical Education classes to talk with the students about mental toughness and facing adversity. They then put the students through a grueling calisthenic super set! In . . .
Students at WCHS were welcomed back to school with their first Pride Assembly for the 2018-2019 School Year. Fourth quarter recipients from the 2017-2018 school year were recognized. Congratulations to all and . . .
On May 8th the high school STEM class toured CNH Industrial in Burlington. Equipment manufactured at this plant include backhoes and combine headers. After we signed in and showed our picture ID’s, we got bright orange vests, safety . . .
May 13, 2018 2:00 PM West Central High School Gymnasium
On Wednesday, April 18th, Junior Laine Gholson competed at the state level for the WYSE competition in Computer Science. In this competition, he went against students from all over the state; including several from the private sector up in . . .
Students in Biology and Zoology have recently been studying Phylum Arthropoda. The most numerous of these animals, and all animals, are insects. Students were challenged to create and brand new insect that humans have never . . .
John Steck, WCHS junior, will be able to join about 50 other Illinois high school students in Washington during the week of June 11, 2018. During the time in D.C., students will learn about American and rural electric . . .
April 18, 2018, was Youth to Springfield Day in the state capital. For 59 years, Illinois’ rural electric and telephone cooperatives have sponsored high school sophomores and juniors on an annual trip to Springfield in order to . . .
Each yeah Professor Mike Sostarecz from Monmouth College comes out to give a lecture to the calculus students on how to use Calculus to model real life. He spoke on modeling linear, and quadratic equations. He showed them how he uses a high . . .
West Central High School National Honor Society Induction was held on Monday night, March 19th at 7:00pm. Three present members, Kenna Armstrong, Nicholas Brokaw, and Victoria Olson, were in attendance to welcome eight new inductees to the . . .
Laine took 1st! He's going on to state! Laine captured the first place prize in Computer Science at the recent WYSE competition held at Knox College. The next competition will take place on April 18 at the University of . . .
West Central students and staff took time to write positive, uplifting notes to each student and staff member in each of their classes. Each student will receive an envelope with all of their positive notes to read at the end of the day.
The Chief Shaubena Chapter, Roseville, IL, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, would like to recognize Todd Lant of West Central High School, as their 2017-2018 Good Citizen Award recipient. Todd . . .
Cooperative Education students at WCHS are keeping themselves very busy. Cooperative education student Logan is currently working at the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office in Oquawka. Logan’s career goal is to . . .
Cooperative Education at West Central High School is in full swing. Twelve senior students are currently enrolled in the program. Each of these students attends school for the first half of the day, then reports to a . . .
November, 2017 English Department - Mikayla Lange Career Technical Education Department - Heidi Ford Social Studies Department - Molly Parsons Math Department - Alec Vancil Physical Education Department - Collin Vancil Science . . .
On November 15th, the high school physics students visited the physics department at Western Illinois University. Students conducted two experiments with the assistance of professors and graduate students. The experiments were . . .
On Friday, November 3, 2017, the WCHS Student Council hosted a blood drive for students and walk-in community members. It was a great day and we were able to collect 20 units! Thanks to all who worked to the make the blood . . .
Students of the month for September and October 2017! September CTE - Brock Bigger English - Jayde Henry Math - Caitlyn Martinez . . .
Red Cross Blood Drive November 3!
In the wake of several recent catastrophes (Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and the Las Vegas shooting), the need for blood has never been more apparent. The Red Cross provides much needed help to these areas. To do our part, the West Central High . . .
Skit Winners: Freshmen Juniors Sophomores Hallway Decorating: Seniors Freshmen Juniors Sophomores
Vegas Day dress winners: Ariel Zang Sydney Finkel Kailee Yates Lilah Fosmore Sloan Fisher
Circus and Cross Dress Day
Circus: Danielle Rhinehart Lilah Fosmore Sarah Shrum Cross dress: Colyn Crane Jason Strack Blake Stuber
Today's winners are: Twins Cow Group: Shepherd Coventon Grace Meyer Tori Olson Brianna Hill Batman: Grant Sibley & MacKenzie Johnson Kiersten Sipes and Kristen Sumpter Salad Day: . . .
Homecoming Week 2017
The following were winners of Monday's Beach/Tourist Day and Hallway Competition...... Hallways: 1. Seniors (Vegas Strip) 2. Freshmen (Wedding Chapel) 3. Juniors (Hotel/Casino) 4. . . .
West Central high school students have voted on their 2017 homecoming court with the following students representing their respective classes: Freshmen attendants: Halee Porter and Jordon Roller; Sophomore attendants: . . .
Hello, my name is Michael Holloran, West Central High School's newest math teacher. I am from Crystal Lake, IL and currently live in Burlington, IA. I have wanted to be a teacher since the 4th grade, and in high school, math quickly . . .
The 2017 West Central High School Scholarship and Academic Awards Night was held the evening of May 9, 2017. It was a great night to recognize the Seniors and all their achievements. Several scholarships were awarded . . .
On Saturday, May 13, 2017, the West Central Softball team traveled to Alexis, IL for a tournament. They had two special fans in attendance for the games, Lauren Mayberry and Justin Long. The late Dr. Paul Good and his wife Cathy . . .
Harrison got a gold medal at the Special Olympics, running the 1500M in 6 minutes 8 seconds. He will advance to the state Special Olympics in June. Way to go Harrison!
West Central High School Commencement May 14, 2017 2:00 P.M. WCHS Gymnasium Biggsville, IL
NHS is in the 20th year with the Adopt a Highway program in Illinois. Today NHS members Laura Newton, Zach Vancil, Megan Krieger, Grace Brent, Maddy Benge, Nick Brokaw, Tori Olson, Kami Endress, and Braeden Reed worked to clean up the . . .
WCHS was represented by several students at the Lincoln Trail Conference Art Festival on April 18 at Monmouth College. Out of 10 pieces of artwork submitted, 4 received ribbons: Angel Derengowski, 2nd place in oil pastels; Ashley . . .
Mrs. Alexander's classes have been busy out at the WCHS Greenhouse.
On Wednesday, March 29, 2017, West Central High School sponsored a Career Day for the 8th-12th graders at West Central School District. The event was held beginning at 12:30 in the afternoon. Each student had the opportunity to . . .
Radon gas seeps into homes and is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. The risk of radon gas is highest in our area. The American Lung Association in Illinois has sponsored a video contest to educate the public about . . .
West Central High School held their National Honor Society’s induction ceremony for three new members on March 20, 2017. Zachary Vancil, Vice-president of the National Honor Society, welcomed students, relatives, and . . .
Eight WCHS students recently submitted their artwork for competition in the 49th Annual Town & Country Art Show at the Buchanan Center for the Arts in Monmouth, IL. Those students are Nick Barber, Abby Clem, Angel Derengowski, . . .
Illinois Student Assistance Commission congratulates six West Central students on their academic achievement West Central Principal Ben Rees is pleased to announce that 6 students from the graduating class of 2017 have been . . .
West Central High School began the 2016 year by instituting a new and exciting Student of the Month program. Each month the seven departments at WCHS (Career Technical Education, English, Fine Arts, Mathematics, Physical Education, Science, . . .
The WCHS Graduation date has been set for: May 15, 2016 at 2 p.m. Graduation will be held in the WCHS gymnasium.
Illinois Student Assistance Commission Applauds the Success of Five High School Students West Central High School Principal Scott Schneider is pleased to announce that five West Central High School students from the graduating class of . . .